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How are the US financial shocks transmitted into South Africa?


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This book investigates the impact of unanticipated US bond yield increases, the federal funds rate tightening and monetary stimulus shocks on the South African economy using structural VAR models. The assessment of spillover effects from developed economies to small open economies has become a major issue among policy-makers. This has been heightened by the financial crisis, the euro area sovereign debt crisis and the non-conventional policy responses in recent years. Theoretical models show that policy decisions in large economies spillover into smaller open economies through various channels. For instance, portfolio balance models expose the strong interaction between the exchange rate, foreign interest rate, output and monetary stimulus. The portfolio balance model goes a step further to include the bond market to capture risk perceptions. Evidence contained in the book supports the theoretical predictions of the portfolio balance approach to the exchange rate determination model. Despite a weaker trade channel result, all other findings are consistent with the predictions of the Mundell-Fleming model of a small open-economy.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC63721
AuthorNombulelo Gumata,Mthuli Ncube and Eliphas Ndou
Number of Pages60
Publishing Year2013-02-26T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeEconomics
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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